JULY 9 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY is pleased to present THEN and NOW, an exhibition of works by John Seery from 1970 to now.

John Seery (born 1941) showed at Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, throughout the 1970s and was hailed at the time in Art in America by critic Peter Schjeldahl as "probably the strongest and certainly the most exciting abstract painter of the moment." He is considered one of the original members of a loose art movement called Lyrical Abstraction in New York and Los Angeles — a movement that encompassed work by artists such as Brice Marden, David Reed, and Larry Poons in the late 60s and 70s. It’s a painterly, emotional and decidedly non hard-edge type of abstraction. The movement’s name is derived from an exhibition of the same name (in which Seery’s work was included) that began at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 1970 and ended up in the Whitney Museum in 1971.

Seery’s works have been featured in numerous museums including Guggenheim, Hirshorn, National Gallery of Australia (featuring John Seery and Jackson Pollock), Fogg Art Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among many others, and his painting "East" was recently included in a historically important and significant exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia as part of an exhibition titled "Abstract Expressionism" featuring artists:

Ralph Balson - Natvar Bhavsar - Willem De Kooning - Ian Fairweather - Helen Frankenthaller - Arshile Gorky - Philip Guston - Grace Hartigan - Hans Hofmann - Franz Klein - Lee Krasner - Morris Louis -  Robert Motherwell -  Jules Olitski -

Untitled #3, SEERY

Jackson Pollock - Larry Poons - Stanislaus Rapotec - Milton Resnick - Mark Rothko - Jon Schueler - John Seery -  Clyfford Still - Michael Taylor - Mark Tobey - Tony Tuckson - Peter Upward - Dick Watkins:

After working and showing in New York, Seery subsequently took teaching positions with Harvard and Cornell throughout the 1980s and from then, Seery established a strong presence in Europe. Seery is represented by GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (now, Norton Simon Museum)
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Julius Baer Art Collection, Switzerland
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH
Reed College, Portland, OR
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO